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Iapetus by aRchAng3lZz Iapetus by aRchAng3lZz
Or also "The Path"

Inspired by the gas giant tutorial by ~nisht and the piece Bromios by =SomniCelestia : [link]

Nothing much to say. About 2-3 hours of work. Some flames, painting, etc.

Any critique is welcome.

Thanks for your clicks and time.

Enjoy!

Edit: Major edit on the background and fixed the shadow of the foreground moon!
Thanks to ~freelancer ~BlPh and ~qaz2008 for the feedback!
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jagrier Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Actually, I think the background galaxy looks rather realistic. Our own galaxy appears to be a smear of light and dust with some stars. This is because there are so many stars so far away they blend together as seen with our eyes. You did a good job getting all the planets/moons in the same phase (i.e. illuminated from the same light source). If perfect realism is your thing, my only suggestion is that the tiny comet you have in the background isn't quite pointing towards that same light source (comet tails always point away from the star they orbit.) But perfect realism isn't necessary for great space art, either. A very nice image.
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Love it !! How did you made the starfield ?
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DCkiq Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolish! Isn't Iapetus one of Saturn's moons?
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah :)
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:iconlevy-wilson:
Levy-Wilson Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Nice and simple, just like real nature. I like the stars as well.
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlevy-wilson:
Levy-Wilson Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
:D
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seancruz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Nice!

reminds me alot of my gas giant Bromios I did a while ago haha
[link]
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your piece was kinda inspirational when I saw it first when you posted it so I guess I should I edit my comment and add it there :P. Glad you like it!
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seancruz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Interface Designer
no need! I am glad to be of inspiration, it reminded me of the ol' days when I would do gas giants hehe.
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always wait for another one from you!
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seancruz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
xD I think I might never go back to the old ways of doing gas giants since now all I do is paint, but ya never know
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. You can be 100% sure that I will be still waiting for some new cool gas giants from you. I never get tired to browse your space stuff for inspiration :D
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Very eerie and interesting...
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
You're welcome!
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R3V4N Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I can see you're using ~nisht tutorial as well :) It gives a lot of abilities!
Also, I love the background here, although small moon's shadow could use some help. Anyway, really nice composed, calm piece :)
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) I tried and tried to fix the moon shadow but it just doesn't go well :D So I left it be
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hellsacolyte Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Great like always, the moon off of your Gas Giant almost seems a little out of place, like it looks like it was placed there, but everything else feels natural. May have been better without out it, maybe not lol your good at the space stuff, I just look at your final results :D Good job arch.
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It just doesn't look good without any of the moons. I got like 30 different compositions of the moons with no better outlook :D
Thanks for your comments and support. I appreciate them :)
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RMirandinha Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
very nice dude, is the background suposed to be a galaxy? if it is, i think it should be alot more bright and starfull, but if it isnt it looks great the way it is :)
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is huge galaxy far far far away and there is not very thick gas cloud between the viewer and the galaxy.That's why it is fainter :D

It was supposed to be a galaxy but it didn't worked well with more brightness so it is kind of hybrid between nebula and a galaxy :D
Eh I like it as it is :P
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Smattila Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   General Artist
Nice job. It worked out great!
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simple but nice :thumbsup:
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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nicocohayek Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i ask how you did the background? it looks exactly like how i'd imagined it in my head!
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've read your mind :D
With some fractals, some custom brushes and stuff :D
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:iconeruantien-fett:
Eruantien-Fett Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Simple. Nice.
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great ;)
i really love the mood and the background
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aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colour choice on the gas giant...colourful but still believable, almost a mix between Saturn and Jupiter :D
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Long-Pham Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
THAT is space art, I'm in love :)
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbrukhar:
Brukhar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
:pie: :cake:
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconbrukhar:
Brukhar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
:P :P looks good dude
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconbrukhar:
Brukhar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
mooooooar tutz :P
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tut about what? :D
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:iconbrukhar:
Brukhar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
life! :P

nah, nebulae, gas giants, starfields, whatever really :P
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nebulae and starfields maybe.. gas giants read the tut from ~nisht :D
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synax444 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Nice, simple, and original, like it man!!
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much mate. I went intentionally to the simplicity (so not sure about the spelling of this #u%$ing word) with this piece. I am glad that it turned out well! :)
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synax444 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Hah you spelled it perfect man! :D And yes it all worked out well with this one :nod:
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:iconarchang3lzz:
aRchAng3lZz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Glad you like it :P
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